January 10th, 2019 | 35 mins 15 secs
be here tomorrow, brain health, carleena angwin, cnqr, golden gate bridge, kevin hines, suicide the ripple effect, the carleena show
Two years after Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin is a brain/mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live.
During our conversation, we focus on the last few years of his journey, traveling to high school auditoriums, military bases, health care facilities, and national news outlets to share his story and start a conversation about suicide prevention and mental health. I ask Kevin why his story resonates with so many people. I ask him to share insights and experiences with the unique communities he interacts with and what the media, government officials, and health care professionals can do to help prevent suicides.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | YouTube: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib | Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Kevin Hines http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK ) is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
December 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 23 mins
alzheimer's, caregiver, caregiving, carleena angwin, christopher-charles chaney, dementia, mama peaches and me, the carleeena show
Christopher-Charles Chaney spent years caring for his mother, Mama Peaches, who passed in 2016 after suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was his love and struggles as a former caregiver that inspired him to journal his experiences on Facebook in 2015 and write his first award-winning caregiving book, Mama Peaches and Me: Wit and Wisdom for Worn-out Caregivers.
In today's episode, we talk about Christopher's time as a young child, living with Mama Peaches and his three brothers * Pursuing a degree in fashion, singing on the streets of Paris * Shifting gears and working for the federal government * Noticing Mama Peaches couldn't live by herself anymore and moving in with her * Mama Peaches goes missing, twice * "In the back of your mind, you think of losing a parent. But oftentimes parents don’t prepare you to live without them. My mama is all I ever knew. She’s always been in my space." * Finding creativity after loss.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Watch our conversation on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Christopher-Charles Chaney https://www.chaneyspeaks.com/home
December 10th, 2018 | 2 hrs 25 mins
brin-jonathan butler, carleena angwin, cuba, fidel castro, hazlitt, jack nicholson, mike tyson, new york city, the carleena show, the domino diaries, the hero's journey, vancouver
Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his journey from his hometown in Vancouver to Cuba in his early twenties to train with Olympic boxers, write their stories, and film a documentary called Split Decision. In today's episode we discuss: finding community, pilgrimage, identity, obsession, and more. We also talk about Brin's new article, Giving Up The Ghost, which will be published in Hazlitt Magazine in February.
Brin-Jonathan Butler has written for Esquire, Bloomberg, ESPN Magazine, Al Jazeera, Harper’s, The Paris Review, Salon, and Vice. His first book "The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba" was shortlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for literary sports writing and a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015. His work has also been a notable selection in both Best American Sports and Best American Travel Writing multiple times.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Watch our conversation on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Brin-Jonathan Butler on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brinicio
November 28th, 2018 | 49 mins 22 secs
acupuncture, adaptive tai chi, applied tai chi ji, carleena angwin, chattanooga, chinese medicine, department of veterans affairs, harvard medical school, hero's journey, hrsa, joseph campbell, medical anthropology, paralympic games, paralympics, tai chi, tai chi chuan, tai ji, the carleena show, utc, veteran, veterans, zibin guo
Dr. Zibin Guo is a medical anthropologist and internationally known Tai Chi Master. In today's episode, Dr. Guo describes his journey, which began as a young martial artist in China during an era of cultural revolution and uncertainty. With the encouragement of a couple students, Zibin left China in his twenties and travelled to the United States to begin a new life in academia. "I began teaching adaptive tai ji by accident," Dr. Guo says. "That was my moment of enlightenment." The chance encounter propelled him on a new course and within a few years, he developed wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan, which he debuted at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Eight years later, Zibin received a major grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and began traveling to VA facilities across the country to train staff in wheelchair tai chi. Zibin details what medical anthropology and wheelchair tai chi have in common and how he incorporates the hero's journey in his program.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Watch episodes on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Zibin Guo http://appliedtaiji.com/
November 20th, 2018 | 2 hrs 6 mins
carleena angwin, carleena show, chris vogler, esalen institute, george lucas, hero's journey, joseph campbell, joseph campbell foundation, mythic salon, mythological toolbox, practical campbell, stephen gerringer, the carleena show
For the past 15 years, Stephen Gerringer has collaborated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) —a global community of artists, scholars, writers, educators, and questers—to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell.
Hour 1: Stephen takes us back to his formative years and highlights the turning points that led him to the work of Joseph Campbell.
Hour 2: Stephen provides a brief biography of Joseph Campbell and details how the story sequence of events Campbell coined The Hero’s Journey applies to ordinary people.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Watch episodes on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Stephen Gerringer and the Joseph Campbell Foundation https://www.jcf.org/
Correction: When discussing young Joe's readings on American Indians, Stephen mentioned "Fraser Boas." He meant to say Franz Boas, considered "the father of American anthropology".
November 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
benjamin david, bridget frank, carleena angwin, chattanooga, dameon berry, fallen five, goucher college, guests, hero's journey, interviewing, interviews, interviews with exes, max baldwin, mfa, mfa nonfiction, nonfiction, our hero within, podcasting, rayna dubose, reading between the ink, shannon gilmore, sherry campbell, steven llorca, the carleena show, veronica slack, virginia tech, welcome home, writing
The Carleena Show podcast celebrates 5.5 months today, which means it's time for another installment of BEHIND THE SCENES.
In this episode, I answer listener questions, recap episodes 5-13, share how I met each guest and what broader societal questions their episode posed. I talk about my podcasting process, and mention how a mentor from Goucher College's MFA Nonfiction program helped shape my thinking.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Watch The Carleena Show on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABhTgO9DqalI21QJ9CpWUA
November 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
air force, awareness ride, carleena angwin, chive, cwi, harley davidson, high desert, icms, idaho, idaho coalition motorcycle safety, kevin hines, marine corps, navy, oregon, post traumatic strees, pts, ptsd, ride for 22, steve exceen, survivors guilt, taps, the carleena show, veteran, veteran suicide awareness
Steve Exceen is a Marine Corps veteran, father, and founder of Ride for 22, a nonprofit organization that seeks to 1.) raise awareness about veteran suicide, 2.) serve as a living memorial for our fallen heroes, and 3.) increase public knowledge and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress. Steve discusses the journey that led him to start Ride for 22. His organization started with three people and grew to include thousands of riders in Idaho and Oregon, riders who display a picture of someone’s loved one during the 3 hour ride so families know they are not forgotten. We have a special guest on the show today. Steve’s nine year old daughter joins us at the end and says hello.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Steve Exceen and Ride for 22 https://ridefor22.org/
November 8th, 2018 | 57 mins 29 secs
adventist, chattanooga, democrat, election, friends, ithaca, maine, midterms, new york, president, protestors, republican, tennessee, trump, united states
Two Friends. Different Politics. Attend A Trump Rally Together. And then they talk about it. Listen as two friends discuss their recent trip to see the president speak in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They discuss their motivations for going, fears, observations, the general tenor of the crowd, surprises, and overall impressions. The intent with this conversation is to show how two people, two friends, who genuinely care for each other, can differ in politics and still get along.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin
October 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
beyond victim consciousness, carl jung, carleena angwin, guiding principles for life beyond victim consciousness, joseph campbell, lynne forrest, reality formula, the carleena show, the hero's journey, victim consciousness
Lynne Forrest teaches that people perceive life in one of two ways--we’re either reacting out of the victim mind or we see life through the eyes of the observer mind, which witnesses without judgment. Lynne is devoted to helping people find and clear the painful beliefs and ideas that have caused them distress through a process of accessing the Observer Self.
"As soon as we recognize we’re on the lower (victim consciousness) triangle, we take ownership of it. As soon as we take ownership of it, we’re automatically moved up to the observer. Now, we begin to ask ourselves the question. What can I learn from this. How can I grow from this?" -Lynne Forrest
--| The Carleena Show Podcast--Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey--Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin--| The Carleena Show Website: https://carleena.net/ --| The Carleena Show YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2AzCFib --| Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ --| Connect with Lynne Forrest https://www.lynneforrest.com/ --| Link to Lynne's book: Guiding Principles for Life Beyond Victim Consciousness: http://amzn.to/beyondvictim
October 22nd, 2018 | 59 mins 50 secs
advanced directives, annie mcguyer cox, carleena angwin, chattanooga, demystifying death, end of life, five wishes, homelessness, hospice, hospice home, intentional listening, rakerria mines, sherry campbell, social work, social worker, tennessee, the carleena show, trauma informed care, welcome home
Sherry Campbell is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice Home in Tennessee called Welcome Home. She’s also the host of a Demystifying Death series which seeks to bring community members together and provide a space to talk about death and dying.
At the end of the episode, two special guests join the conversation. Rakerria Mines and Annie McGuyer Cox recount the circumstances that led them to volunteer at Welcome Home.
"People think Hospice is very sad, depressing. But sometimes my best days are when I come here and spend time with them--the people that live here and the workers. It’s a really great pleasure for you to get to sit with them at the end of their life, for their last few hours." -Rakerria Mines
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Sherry Campbell https://www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org/ | Episode 13 photography by Raffe Lazarian
October 15th, 2018 | 56 mins 4 secs
3 track skiing, acrobatics, australia, australian olympic team, ballina, canoeing, carleena angwin, elizabeth kenny, gymnastics, malabar, matt baldwin, max baldwin, medal of the order of australia, melbourne, nsw championship, olympic games, olympics, perisher valley, polio, reading between the ink, roman rings, sister kenny, sydney, the carleena show, yha, ymca, youth hostel association
In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s and becoming the first Australian to 3-track ski. There is much wisdom, humility, and humor in this man’s incredible story. At the end of the episode, Max’s son, Matt, joins me and we discuss the importance of sharing each other's stories.
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Matt Baldwin through his podcast: https://readingbetweentheink.com/contact/
October 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 48 mins
addiction recovery, carleena angwin, chattanooga, chattanooga state community college, hero's journey, philadelphia, recovery journals, serenity prayer, tennessee, the carleena show, traumatic brain injury, treatment centers, unity on the bridge, veronica slack
Veronica Slack is the author of a recovery journal series, mother, and an active member of a 12-step recovery program.
During our conversation, Veronica talks about the events that led her down a dangerous path of addiction she didn’t think she could escape. But after several tries, she did escape and every cell of her being propelled her on a path to help others quit their addiction and find the support they need.
"I had no idea what was on the other side of those doors. I had never made it through a treatment program. But I knew what was waiting for me on the streets of Phillie--those horrors of addiction. For the grace of God I walked through those doors. This is why I have such a respect for recovery and institutions. If you only remember one thing from my recovery story, remember that no matter how bad something may seem, if you are still breathing, you can still choose to recover." - Veronica Slack
The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Episode 11 Guest Veronica Slack https://www.recoveryjournals.org/